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Old August 7th, 2006, 09:42 PM   #1
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MTV Music Video Font

Hello everyone,

I am trying to imitate MTV's font and size. Does anybody know what do they use for their music videos for the credit (i.e Artist, Label, Directed by...)

Please advise.

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Old August 14th, 2006, 10:23 PM   #2
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I don't think those credits are part of the actual video itself, but rather a computer that adds the info during broadcast. Otherwise, there would be no consistancy between music videos. Each video would have a different font/info.

If it were up to me, I wouldn't try to make my video look "MTV" anyway. There are way better fonts out there.
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Old August 14th, 2006, 10:49 PM   #3
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Gilbert, you may already know this, but if you are delivering a music video for broadcast, Scott is right. The "chyron" is done at airtime.

As far as the font, it's been suggested that it's Futura.
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Old August 14th, 2006, 11:52 PM   #4
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I got into this a while back... I had a project with a music video, and I was going to use the same font. It's not Futara... I used to have an old Postscript font that almost looked exactly like it. I'll have to dig around through some of my old CDs and see if I still have it.

I've always heard the "real" chyron font for MTV was custom made
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